This post is a complement to the article 27 + 1 Good Reason Why I Can’t Quit Evernote. Now, I want to shed light on 10 more case studies on how to use Evernote for note taking.
Recently I argued that Evernote is one of the three musketeers to greater productivity. I use it every day across all of my life domains to get things done.
It was love for the first sight. When I say it, I mean it―there’re no hidden affiliate links in this post. And there’re endless ways to use it―the only limit is your imagination.
Below you’ll find 10 more reasons why I can’t quit Evernote. Enjoy!
- Reason #1. You certainly have some regular maintenance on your schedule. I keep maintenance manuals in Evernote. Once, for example, I manage to fix an issue, I quickly take some notes in Evernote with the appropriate tag so that I could easily reach my notes in the future. A recent example is fixing some issues with my bike’s tires.
- Reason #2. When you apply for a job, your CV should mirror the keywords listed in the job description. That’s why I draft customized CVs and cover letters in Evernote. I also take notes after job interviews to jot down my impressions and the pros and cons of the employer. What’s more, I keep notes of potential keywords to enhance job search. That leads us to the next point…
- Reason #3. I drafted an Accomplishment Journal to keep all of my accomplishments in a single place. It’s fairly useful when it comes to preparing for a job interview. An accomplishment journal is much more than a mere list of your credentials and skills. It consists of measurable accomplishment statements clearly articulating what you’ve achieved over the years along with the antecedents and the deliverables.
- Reason #4. As a scientist by degree, I’d complete scientific peer reviews for international scientific journals. Evernote is the best place to draft such reviews, but make sure that you delete them if the journal policy prohibits reviewers from keeping their reviews for personal reference.
- Reason #5. Having a blog means that you should do a lot of marketing to put your business into an orbit. Evernote is the perfect place to store your marketing plan and associated guides. When I pitch a guest post idea, for example, I use my pitch templates to create a “personalized” guest post pitch.
- Reason #6. I keep my SEO stuff in Evernote―guides, articles, and notes about Search Engine Optimization are tagged under “SEO.”
- Reason #7. I craft all of my documents in Evernote. I don’t use MS Word for that purpose anymore. It’s way easier to revise the text, plus I can use my phone to add some new text on the go. That’s why I draft and file my newsletters in Evernote and then run a double spell check downstream in MS Word and Grammarly.
- Reason #8. I scan timetables with the Evernote camera or download them directly if they are available in PDF. Evernote’s powerful search function makes it easy downstream to figure out when the bus should come.
- Reason #9.When I park the car, I make sure that I take a photo of the parking ticket with the Evernote camera, so that I can check when I should get back to my car to avoid a parking fine.
- Reason #10. I have a super useful tag: medicine. It covers medical notes, opening hours, and best practices about medication. It isn’t yet a fully matured system but comes handy as a dad and patient.
The case studies discussed above are just the tip of the iceberg. Evernote is awesome for note taking either in the office or on the go.
There’s, however, one thing that I keep in mind: I don’t put sensitive data into Evernote. If something is semi-sensitive, I’d encrypt the content. It’s easy: just select the text and hit Shift + Cmd + X on Mac (or Ctrl + Shift + X on Windows) to encrypt the selected text. You’ll then be asked to set up a passphrase and you’re fine.
Tell a friend about the list and feel free to continue with your case studies in the comments below.